Metallica are going south in the New Year, south of the U.S. that is. The band announced that they will kick off their 2010 road plans with a tour of Central and South America.
On Monday they said, "We are super psyched to confirm that we will indeed be visiting South America in the first part of the year. It is extra special because we're actually going to places that Metallica has NEVER played before, including our first show in the new year in Lima, Peru on January 19, 2010 at Estadio San Marcos."
But that apparently wasn't enough because on Tuesday they announced they will also be touring Central America, "We are looking forward to visiting cities we have never played before . . . San Jose, Costa Rica and Panama City, Panama to be specific. And as we've only had the chance to visit Caracas and Bogota once before in 1999, this leg of the World Magnetic tour is sure to be a memorable one.
Being the super smart people that you are, you have no doubt noticed that there are more than a few holes in the schedule . . . please keep checking back here over the next couple of weeks for more announcements.
January 19 Lima, Peru Estadio San Marcos
March 7 San Jose, Costa Rica Saprissa Stadium
March 8 Panama City, Panama Plaza Figali
March 10 Bogota, Columbia Park Simon Bolivar
March 12 Caracas, Venezuela La Rinconada